- Will Lusenhop, MSW, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of New Hampshire, and Principal Investigator, HRSA, BHWET Grant, 2017-2022.
- Alexa Trolley-Hanson, MS OTR/L, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of New Hampshire, and Co-Principal Investigator, HRSA, BHWET Grant, 2017-2022.
- David Humphreys, MSc, Family Therapist & Social Prescribing Program Supervisor, Stort Valley & Villages Primary Care Network, Hertfordshire, UK
It is more the norm than the exception that practitioners and mid-level managers have to retrospectively identify, collect, and report on data to justify a program’s continuation internally or to external funders. This presentation focuses on retrospective evaluation, including both dilemmas and solutions that can be used when a prospective design is not available and/or data on additional areas of inquiry are needed. We will offer a basic framework to help attendees identify potential sources of data, questions that can be answered with available data, and other factors (i.e.: feasibility and person power) that should be considered when developing a program evaluation process. This presentation will apply this framework to two recent experiences from the presenters. Additionally, the presentation will incorporate interactive elements (e.g., use of Chat, online tools such as Mentimeter, and worksheets) to promote attendee participation. We will briefly and quickly introduce key concepts, apply concepts to the presenter’s examples, and then shift to practice with attendees.
- Describe strengths and weaknesses of retrospective program evaluation
- Describe a framework for conducting retrospective program evaluation, including identification data to address program evaluation questions.
- Apply a retrospective evaluation framework to attendee evaluation projects.